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Over 1 million sign petition to stop Donald Trump visiting Britain
- February 03, 2017

Donald Trump met British Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House on the weekend - and reportedly asked her to hold his hand because he's afraid of stairs. May was the first foreign official to visit the White House after Trump's inauguration. Parliament is forced to consider any petition that reaches 100,000 signatures for a debate in Westminster Hall. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino admits Spurs missed step on Chelsea Mauricio Pochettino admits Spurs missed step on Chelsea
- February 02, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to keep the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a win when they take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light this evening. " It's nought point nought one per cent the possibility to sign (a player )", Pochettino said. "The players should take pride in their performances", he said. (more...)
Snake slithers into OR woman's pierced ear lobe
- February 02, 2017

I didn't move because I really thought he was like attacking the side of my head", Glawe told Jeanne Moos of CNN. Bart didn't attack; pythons just likes hiding in holes. She called the fire department, who also had no luck in removing the snake. Ashley Glawe at first thought the situation was amusing and tried to gently remove the snake. (more...)
Steve Bannon's newfound importance has Twitter users pushing to #StopPresidentBannon
- January 31, 2017

And an Axios report on Sunday noted that Bannon "packed the administration's economic team with officials who were friendly to, or at least open to, his nationalistic plans" and that during the transition, "he dreamed up a governing plan that was acutely attuned to Trump's base, with a clever outreach to unions and minorities through an infrastructure-spending plan". (more...)
UP polls: Rahul and Akhilesh firm up alliance, hint at long-term partnership UP polls: Rahul and Akhilesh firm up alliance, hint at long-term partnership
- January 31, 2017

Hours after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi firmed up their alliance in UP, SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav stirred up another row by disapproving the SP-Congress tie-up and refusing to campaign for it in the poll-bound State. (more...)
Netanyahu supports Trump's Mexico wall order
- January 29, 2017

After talking tough about the wall, he held out an olive branch, saying "Mexico re-affirms its friendship with the people of the United States, and its willingness to reach agreements with its government". The U.S. has a 60 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto , who insists his country will do no such thing, is set to meet Mr Trump in the White House next week. (more...)
Jackie Mason Torches Critics of Israel Embassy Move Jackie Mason Torches Critics of Israel Embassy Move
- January 28, 2017

Yet Trump may cause Netanyahu discomfort in pursuit of what he called the " ultimate deal " between Israelis and Palestinians because renewed diplomacy could lead Trump to press Israel for concessions. Last month, Obama withheld the United States veto from UNSC Resolution 2334, which was highly critical of the settlements, designating them as having "no legal validity" and constituting "a flagrant violation under global law". (more...)
Korean defector says his sons were reason he fled
- January 27, 2017

A top-ranking defector from North Korea has said the rogue state's dictator, Kim Jong-un, is rapidly losing his grip on power and the regime's days look numbered. They have also defected to South Korea and remain under Seoul's protection. Thae would not reveal how he arranged it, but he managed to bring both his children to London. (more...)
Trump's abortion ban puts African women at risk Trump's abortion ban puts African women at risk
- January 26, 2017

President Donald Trump on Monday signed a decree barring USA federal funding for foreign NGOs that support abortion, relaunching a battle that has long divided Americans. A 2011 report from the World Health Organization found that abortion rates actually increased in Sub-Saharan Africa after the rule was reinstated in 2001, likely due to the fact that women no longer had the same access to contraceptives. (more...)
Russian Federation arrests a manager of cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab
- January 26, 2017

Prominent Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab says a manager who headed its investigation unit has been arrested. Kaspersky spokeswoman Maria Shirokova told Associated Press that the company has no details about the charges and added that the investigation pre-dates his employment with Kaspersky. (more...)
Iran to participate in Geneva talks on Syria: deputy FM Iran to participate in Geneva talks on Syria: deputy FM
- January 26, 2017

He stressed that time will tell if the Astana process proves effective. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, among the major achievements of the talks in Astana was the agreement that the armed Syrian opposition will participate in further negotiations regarding the Syrian reconciliation along with the political opposition. (more...)
Donald Trump Just Reinstated a 32-Year-Old Anti-Abortion Policy Donald Trump Just Reinstated a 32-Year-Old Anti-Abortion Policy
- January 24, 2017

President Donald Trump then promptly reinstated it as one of his first executive orders in office. In January 2001, it was re-instituted by then-President George W. The gag rule also prevents health workers in foreign countries from advocating for abortion rights, which includes testifying about the impacts of illegal abortion. (more...)
Trump press secretary takes issue with media
- January 23, 2017

Spicer came under fire Saturday, when he claimed that that Friday's inauguration crowd was the largest in the history of the country, a statement that is easily disprovable by the many aerial photographs taken that day, which show a crowd far smaller than past inaugurations. (more...)
El Chapo arrives in the United States for more charges
- January 23, 2017

Guzman, the convicted leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, one of the world's largest drug trafficking organizations, was expected to spend the night in a NY jail before his first appearance in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn today, officials said. (more...)
North Korea may test missiles during Trump inauguration
- January 22, 2017

North Korea's top leader Kim Jong-un (seated) and military officials are elated after watching what the country claimed as a successful launch of its ballistic missile Hwasong-10. A road-hauled ICBM, which could be kept hidden or moving until it was sacked, would make the job of tracking and stopping a North Korean missile launch much more hard. (more...)
Evans joins Murray in third round after biggest win of his career Evans joins Murray in third round after biggest win of his career
- January 21, 2017

Evans I'm just out of contract with Nike. Speaking as she prepared to go out on the town to celebrate her son's success, Mrs Evans said "party-loving" Dan's success is a far cry from his prospects a decade ago, when he finished school with three GCSEs. (more...)
China calls on U.S. to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration China calls on U.S. to bar Taiwan from Trump inauguration
- January 21, 2017

Establishing the bank was part of China's effort to increase its influence in world finance.Davos is still a gathering that is useful for the world.He told the Associated Press that Trump supports foreign trade, but "free, fair trade".However, no further details were offered. (more...)
30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel 30 missing in central Italy avalanche that buries hotel
- January 21, 2017

The quake hit at around 10.25 in an area between L'Aquila and Rieti. The tremors sent residents living near the epicenter, which has also been buried under over 3-feet of snow in recent days, into the wintry streets and fields to avoid possible building collapses. (more...)
Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu determined to take the bull by the horns Jallikattu: Tamil Nadu determined to take the bull by the horns
- January 20, 2017

Actor Suriya, in between his promotional tour for upcoming Tamil action "C3", lashed out at animal rights advocacy group PETA, which is aggressively campaigning against Jallikattu. Modi virtually indicated his government's inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing jallikattu, noting that the matter was sub judice . Several other publications, including Britain's Daily Mail and Dubai's Gulf Times carried AFP copies which portrays Prime Minister Narendra Modi negatively for ... (more...)
Iraqi Forces Retake Eastern Mosul
- January 20, 2017

Stiff resistance by the militants, thousands of civilians being trapped in their houses by the fighting, and bad weather had previously slowed the advances of the troops. Iraqi troops have discovered a failed attempt by ISIS to create its own fighter jet in Mosul . The operation to recapture Mosul was launched in October, more than two years after the jihadists overran the city before seizing control of much of northern and western Iraq. (more...)
Russian Federation keen to start dialogue with Trump on nuclear weapons
- January 19, 2017

Manning is more than six years into her 35-year sentence. "I looked at the particulars of the Manning case and I felt that in light of all the circumstances, commuting her sentence was entirely appropriate", Obama said. Following the elimination of the "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy on Cuban immigrants last week, Obama said the decision was made largely due to the growing relationship between the US and Cuba. (more...)
Davos and 'Responsible' Leadership Davos and 'Responsible' Leadership
- January 19, 2017

At the opening plenary of the WEF's 2017 annual meeting held Tuesday here, Xi called for joint efforts to chart the course of economic globalization and forge new models of global growth, cooperation, governance and development. The China Daily quoted worldwide relations analyst Jin Yong as saying the time is right for China to step up and boost global confidence, given the uncertainties caused by the leadership transition in the U.S. (more...)
Donald Trump waxwork unveiled at Madame Tussauds Donald Trump waxwork unveiled at Madame Tussauds
- January 19, 2017

Twenty artists worked for six months on the figure, with five weeks being spent on replicating Trump's hair by individually placing each strand by hand. And we can't help but notice how the stately, unmolested wax figure appears more prepared and equipped to handle the presidency than the REAL man America elected. (more...)
Mother sentenced to death for burning alive daughter Mother sentenced to death for burning alive daughter
- January 18, 2017

Parveen Bibi, the girl's mother admitted in front of the judge that she had killed her daughter for brining shame to the family. Last year 18-year-old Pakistani woman, Zeenat Rafiq, eloped and married the man she loved, a man her family had not consented to but later pretended to accept. (more...)
Japan's whale kill disappoints New Zealand
- January 17, 2017

The " Nisshin Maru " set sail with a Japanese fleet in November, 2016, on an apparent mission to hunt down the protected mammals, against global orders from a worldwide moratorium on commercial whaling. Sea Shepherd managing director Jeff Hansen said the government's response was not good enough. He also urged the government to take legal action through the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. (more...)
Obama: Iran Is Showing What Diplomacy Is All About
- January 17, 2017

In his own statement Monday, Kerry said, "There is no doubt that the deal is working and all participants are keeping their commitments", and insisted the pact "demonstrated the power of sustained, principled, multilateral diplomacy". A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator asserted that the Islamic Republic will never renegotiate the nuclear deal, while stressing that the agreement will not bring Iran closer to the West. (more...)
Serbia strikes war-like tone with Kosovo over train row Serbia strikes war-like tone with Kosovo over train row
- January 16, 2017

A former Serbian province, Kosovo unilaterally declared independence in 2008 which came after the break-up of the former Yugoslavia and conflict in 1998-1999 in which North Atlantic Treaty Organisation attacked Serbia, killing many civilians. (more...)
Trump insulted civil rights hero John Lewis on Twitter? Sad! Trump insulted civil rights hero John Lewis on Twitter? Sad!
- January 15, 2017

It will mark the first time in three decades that Lewis has missed a presidential ceremony. His sentiments, shared by several other Democrats, who said they would not be attending the 20 January ceremony, prompted the outburst from Trump - but his social media takedown of Lewis may have backfired on him, given the respect Lewis commands for his role in the civil rights movement in the 1960s, and later. (more...)
Won't grow my hair again, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni Won't grow my hair again, says Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- January 14, 2017

Dhoni, who led India for over nine years, also asserted that wicketkeeper of any team is always a vice-captain, irrespective of whether he is announced vice-captain or not. While he might not be the marauder of old, there is still a fair few runs left in the left-hander and if Yuvraj can play a couple of big innings in this series against England , India will have a really good, experienced option to call upon during the Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom in June. (more...)
Native breakfast fare for PM Abe and Duterte's kulambo Native breakfast fare for PM Abe and Duterte's kulambo
- January 14, 2017

However, he said that "the issue of the South China Sea is linked directly to regional peace and stability and is a concern to the entire global community". "For our part, Japan will tap among others, knowledge of the private sector to assist in the improvement of related facilities, formulation of treatment programs and in other areas", Abe said. (more...)